October 16, 2017—The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) welcomes quality care expert Angela Kennedy, DC, MBA, to its staff, where she will serve in the association’s new position of senior vice president of education and health policy.
As part of her role, Kennedy will lead ACA’s newly formed education and health policy department and will craft a plan to expand ACA’s professional development offerings and educational programming with a strong focus on health policy.
“The new department, under the direction of Dr. Kennedy, is part of ACA’s larger strategy to enhance member benefits and address new challenges and opportunities in health care,” said ACA Executive Vice President Karen Silberman, CAE. “Dr. Kennedy’s wealth of experience in program development and health policy will provide ACA members with the knowledge they need to succeed in modern chiropractic.”
Kennedy comes to ACA from the American Society for Radiation Oncology, where she served as the director of quality improvement and was responsible for initiating, developing, managing, and evaluating the society’s quality programs and initiatives. She has also managed health information and policy projects for multiple federal programs within the Department of Health and Human Services for Booz Allen Hamilton, developed and managed courses for the American College of Radiology Education Center and led the creation of the 3D medical imaging division at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Kennedy holds a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in operations management from Loyola University in Chicago, a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with a concentration in genetics from the University California, Irvine, and a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West.